Saturday, April 24, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Last Olypian

I don't think that I could ever truly express how disappointed I was in book 5. Way to drop the ball Rick! The series sets up nicely for the 5th book to make a spectacular and clean ending, and what does Rick do, it ruins it. Every time trouble occurs conveniently Jackson gets a get-out-of-jail-free card. No worries no one important dies, although wounded and then conveniently healed. The writing was average, and the ending was pointless. I suggest reading a review after you finish 4 and skip 5 all together. It was terrible and a huge disappointment. Grrr.

Percy Jackson and the Labyrinth

Book 4 was better than 3. The pace was slower, and when stressful situations occurred they were short lived, but enough to keep the interest going. However it did set up nicely for the last book. Nothing spectacular happens. It's a normal Percy Jackson story, but pretty well written, so no real complaints on my end.

Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

Book 3 Percy meets some new friends, and a new goddess. Of course there is always trouble with the young demigod, but he finds his way out of it with team work. Pace was good, but nothing amazing. It was a good book, but could be easily forgotten.

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

Book 2 was much better, as to be expected. The pace was good, and there was a delightful twist at the end. There isn't much to say in way of criticism. I know this is brief, but it was a good YA book.